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October 16, 2010 (San Diego's East County) -- The Grossmont College Foundation, a fund-raising organization that supports Grossmont College students and educational programs, will host its 2010 Dinner Gala and Auction fund-raiser starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino. The public is invited to attend.


Festivities for this year’s ninth annual Gala will begin at 6 p.m. with a reception and silent auction, followed by dinner starting at 7:30 p.m., live auction and live entertainment. The 2010 theme is “Griffin Gold Rush: 49 Years of Excellence.”


The theme anticipates the upcoming celebration of the college’s 50-year anniversary to be held during the 2011-2012 school year, according to Ernest Ewin, Grossmont College Foundation executive director. Judy Garrett, Grossmont College Foundation board member, is serving as Gala chair.


Tickets are priced at $200 per person. For event information, visit For more information about sponsorship and donation opportunities, contact Alexis Popko at the Grossmont College Foundation office at (619) 644-7109, or via e-mail at, or visit Last year’s Gala raised a net of $93,000, including $24,000 towards new scholarships, Ewin said.


The Grossmont College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that directly supports Grossmont College students, faculty and staff through scholarships, educational equipment and supplies, facilities and education programs.